Human Subjects

Fee Schedule

Research sponsored by industry or other for-profit companies is administered a fee by the Office of Research Administration for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review. Effective January 1, 2018, the fee schedule for Institutional Review Board review is as follows:

Type of Item
Level of Review
2010 Fee 2018 Fee
New Study Full Board New study requiring review by the convened IRB $2500 $2500
New Study Expedited New study not requiring review by the convened IRB, but which meets applicability for expedited review $2000 $2500
New Study Exempt New study exempt from IRB review N/A $500
Continuing Review Full Board Annual review of research by the convened IRB $500 $1000
Continuing Review Expedited Annual review of research by expedited means N/A $1000
Amendment Full Board Change in research requiring review by the convened IRB $500 $500
Amendment Expedited Change in research reviewed by expedited means N/A $500
New Study, Reliance on External IRB Administrative Review New study requiring administrative review by IU IRB staff for protocols reviewed by an external IRB $500 $1000

The fee applies to for-profit sponsored projects involving human subjects. Contracts that were negotiated prior to January 1, 2018, will be subject to the previous IRB Fee Policy (effective April 1, 2010). Indirect costs will not be calculated on the IRB Review Fee. The fee does not apply if the project recovers full indirect costs at the federally negotiated rate. Investigators and/or departments are responsible for payment of the IRB Review Fee if the sponsor does not ultimately reimburse this fee. We do not anticipate exceptions to the applicability of this fee; however, in rare occasions and under exceptional circumstances, a request for a fee waiver/reduction may be made in writing directly to the Director, Human Research Protection Program.

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